Ferrari CEO Auctions His Own 599 GTB for Charity

We’ve seen luxury sports cars belonging to VIPs auctioned for charity before, so why should this be very different? We will let you judge for yourself, while presenting Ferrari’s first online auction.

Willing to support young researchers involved in projects dedicated to technological innovation, Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo is auctioning his own 599 GTB Fiorano.

The car, a 2006 model, will be handed over to the auction winner in Maranello, together with a certificate of authenticity engraved with di Montezemolo’s signature. His message can be found on the Ferrari website.

The car driven by the Ferrari CEO has a low 5,776 km (3,589 miles) milleage. The engine used on the 599 GTB is a Tipo F133F 6.0 liter unit that puts out 620 hp, the most powerful used in a Ferrari road car. Top speed is rated at 330 km/h (205 mph) and the 0 to 60 mph acceleration is said to be 3.7 seconds.

Here are some of the car’s features offered by Ferrari:

  • 5776 km, F1 gearbox, 5999cc, 2-door coupé, fuel type: petrol.
  • Red Rosso Monza, Carbon – Ceramic brake system with Aluminium calipers
  • 20" monolithic wheel rims
  • Run Flat Bridgestone tyres
  • Charcoal leather interior trim, including head liner, rear bench and steering wheel, with dark grey carpeting and stitching.
  • Carbon-fibre details in the driver area and in its lower sections (door panels).
  • Steering-wheel with carbon elements and 5 LEDs to display the engine rpm
  • Cascade Sat-Nav and I-Pod

Bidders can place their offer on the Ferrari official website, but no later than June 29, at 3:00PM GMT. When we last checked, the highest bid was of 190,000 euros (approx. $265,000).
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